7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h 30​min
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Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
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Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and then take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat planner .

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway online route planner .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Cape Otway takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Fairy.
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Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Russell Clark Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Otway to Port Fairy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Russell Clark Reserve ©
Russell Clark Reserve

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nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell National Park and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Twelve Apostles (in Princetown) and Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge & London Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planning site .

Warrnambool is just a stone's throw from Port Fairy. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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